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Incumbents Prevail in Estates, East Run-Offs

Brian Daughney and Nick Episcopia to appear on March village election ballot along with fellow Community Agreement candidates who weren't challenged, Andrew Cavanaugh and John Watras.

The results are in.

Incumbent trustee candidates Brian Daughney and Nick Episcopia won their run-off elections in the Estates and East respectively.

Daughney bested his challenger, Michele Harrington, by a vote of 398 to 349 while Episcopia bested his challenger, former village trustee Jon Segerdahl, by a vote of 463 to 373.

Episcopia thanked his supporters.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank my supporters, my like-minded colleagues and the Eastern property owners for doing a great job running the election. You folks did yeoman's work and this victory would have been impossible without your tireless efforts," he said. "I promise to continue to focus on the important issues facing all our residents, and to work diligently to maintain our services and programs at the lowest possible cost."

Daughney said he's optimistic that Harrington and her supporters will accept his invitation to work together and continue supporting the Community Agreement and all the candidates selected through the process in last week's vote.

"I appreciate the confidence that the majority of voters cast for me and I will continue to represent the Estates and the village residents as best as I can," he said. "I had lots of great support from residents in the Estates who helped me get the vote out in a short period of time."

Daughney continued, "I will continue to press our village staff and myself and my fellow trustees to give a fresh look to how we provide services to our residents. We do not want to cut services, and in fact we should also try to deliver more to our residents. By considering new ideas and a fresh approach I hope we can maintain the things we love and expect from our village.

"Productivity is not just about cutting personnel, it is about getting more bang for the buck. I will push for more productivity. With the new 2 percent tax levy cap imposed on us by the state, without any corresponding relief from mandates and costs associated with our labor force, we will be required to operate in a very difficult financial scenario."

Both gentlemen's names will appear on the official village election ballot in March, along with fellow Community Agreement candidates Andrew Cavanaugh (Central) and John Watras (West), whose nominations were not challenged.

Jack O'Niel February 01, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Just to be clear, I am not AverageGCResident although I do approve of that message.
long time resident February 01, 2012 at 11:36 PM
The SCHOOL was never apart of the community I was growing up. Maybe you played a soccer game or two there, but that's it. I wish we could keep it but prior decision & neglect has probably made it economically impossible. Many don't want to open Pandora's Box & start throwing millions into it.
GCBob February 02, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Long time resident, I agree that it's time has past but their are some who just can't face reality. The election is just another example of community involvement. Just go to a BOT meeting or a school board meeting and see the low turnout. That is why small groups fight over just about everything because they think they know what others want without ever asking.
George February 02, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Call me crazy, but maybe Donald Trump would make a donation in his brothers name? Same for St. Pauls fields....they were once called Trump Fields....
John Ertle February 02, 2012 at 05:13 PM
George - It was done under Mayor Bee, no dice!

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